This competition will be opening on June 15th, and closing on

July 19th 2019.

Help us celebrate Heritage Week 2019

To celebrate Heritage Week 2019 we are launching a Summer Poetry Competition on June 15th 2019 with the theme of Pastimes: Past Times.

Poems can only be entered online, by clicking into

1st Prize of €100.00, 2nd Prize of 70.00 and 3rd Prize €50.00.     A reading of the shortlisted poems will take place in Strokestown Library at 11am on Saturday 17th August and the poems will be displayed in Strokestown Library for the duration of Heritage Week.

Each poem should be new and unpublished, inspired by the Heritage Week theme of Pastimes: Past Times, and will be judged by highly acclaimed poet, James Harpur.

  • Each poem can be in any style or format, but can be no more than 30 lines, written in English.

  • There is an online charge of €4.00 per poem and you may enter as many times as you wish, however, only one poem per entrant will be shortlisted.

  • The poem/s must not have been previously published in any format.

  • Do not include personal information or identification on your poem.

  • All poems should be typed on an A4 page

  • The closing date is midnight, Friday 19th July 2019. Winners will be notified by email.

  • The Judge’s decision is final.

  • Copyright will remain with the competitor, but Strokestown Poetry Festival reserves the right to arrange publication or broadcast selected poems as it sees fit.


Online Entry Form